FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS! LOVE WHAT YOU DO! DO WHAT YOU LOVE!
“There is no reason to do stuff you hate, None! Promise me you won’t. Whatever you need to do. Do It. Look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself – What do I want to do every day for the rest of my life. Do That! Then you need to work so hard. Your talent isn’t enough, you have to put in so much work. If you want to be rich and successful, work! Hustle! Keep Hustling! Hustling is the most important word ever!” – Gary Vaynerchuk
I’ve been in Hamburg, Germany for the past few weeks and tonight as I prepare to depart this beautiful city by dawn, I haven’t stopped thinking about the powerful words I heard from a wise and older gentleman earlier this evening. I went down to my hotel’s bar and ordered my favorite creme liqueur based cocktail – Brandy Alexander while I sat down to watch football.
This gentleman walked in and sat down on a table next to mine and coincidentally he ordered the same cocktail I was having and soon a conversation ensued between us. We spoke generally about cocktails and drinks, I told him I was a blogger and had written an article about that drink on The Gentleman’s Staple Drinks which I’m sure he would find interesting. I shared it with him, he read it and that’s how our conversation switched to lifestyle, success, and entrepreneurship. At some point he said
“Hey Kobi, I’m really glad you are following your dreams. Are you aware a lot of people do not set goals for themselves? Most of them have dreams, very big dreams but they make no real effort to follow those dreams through. They put money first as their priority in life which is so bad. They settle for the jobs they don’t like, they go about living their lives to please other people and above all they don’t have the courage to follow their heart and intuition.”
” I want to tell you something – Anyone who decides to give up on his dreams just because of his job, his family or friends has failed in life. One needs to decide what he wants in life early enough and go after it, no matter what it takes, so as long as it makes him or her happy.”
I smiled and nodded in agreement, I am certain he wasn’t so sure why I smiled. But here was the reason…His statement was only reaffirming what I have known all along.
I’ve always believed that success is possible for anyone who believes in his dreams and pursues it with passion. I believe so much in people doing what they love and that if one hasn’t found what it is yet or isn’t looking out for it, he or she should start looking out for it and never stop until it’s found.
With this said, here are some of the Quotes that inspired me to follow my dreams and start doing what I love. I hope you’d be inspired as well as you read this. Enjoy!
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22 Quotes from some of the well-known Entrepreneurs
The secret to success: Find something you love to do so much, you can’t wait for the sun to rise to do it all over again – Chris Gardner
You have to have an emotional investment in what you are doing if you don’t love what you are doing failure is pretty much guaranteed. Success is not guaranteed by any means but failure is much more likely if you don’t love what you are doing – Biz Stone, Twitter
Do something you’re very passionate about, and don’t try to chase what is kind of the “hot passion” of the day. – Jeff Bezos, Amazon
The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t Settle! Steve Jobs – Apple
If you know exactly what you want to be, you need to spend this much time with people that are actually that already. Gary Vaynerchuk – Wine Library
It’s very rewarding when you work on something you think is gonna make a big difference. And yeah it is a little bit harder but I think the passion that one might bring with it brings so much more energy to that you’re more likely to succeed – Sergey Brin – Google
Do what you love and success will follow. Passion is the fuel behind any successful career – Meg Whitman
When you are trying to do something different, there is going to be that gut moment, that gut sense, is this right? If you are not having doubts you are not pushing the boundaries far enough – Tony Fadell, Nest
Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.
Understand that, naturally, nobody will get interested in your idea. The world can care less and you have to persuade them and you have to show that you are the one person out there that can do it. Robert Greene, “The 48 Laws of Power”
Don’t think about how do I get really get big fast. That will happen if you actually build something super meaningful and super important. So don’t think about what is the quickest way to success. Think about what is the best way to building something important that the world really needs. Danae Ringelmann, Indiegogo
The hardest thing to do is start. We have all these ideas and everyone has an idea. But It is really about executing the idea and attracting other people to help you work on the idea that is the biggest challenge. But the way to begin is to get the idea on your head, try it out, talk about it, program it if you are a programmer or make it if you’re are building something. Jack Dorsey – Twitter, Square
Follow your passion, not your paycheck. The Money will come eventually.
You can be successful but…it is yet to be determined if you will do what is necessary to be successful – OG Mandino
Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs – Farrah Gray
If you aren’t making a difference in other people’s lives, you shouldn’t be in business – it’s that simple – Richard Branson, Virgin
Don’t stop believing in yourself
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Constantly seek criticism. A well thought out critic of whatever you are doing is by words go and you should seek that from everyone you can but particularly your friends. Elon Musk – Tesla, SpaceX
Control your own destiny or someone else will – Jack Welch
Decide what you want and go after it with everything you’ve got!
Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to take it all away from you – Mark Cuban
If you don’t love you won’t make it through the long period of pain that is inevitable so make sure that you take care of yourself during the process, make sure that you take care of your mental health, your physical health while you are doing it because it is a long road. Emmett Shear – Twitch
We’ve talked about classy men, alpha males, stylish gents, true gentlemen etc. One trait common to all of these high breeds of dominant and stylish male species is that they always follow their dreams and passion by doing what they love. They have goals and really high ambitions and even in the midst of life’s challenges and setbacks they follow their goals to the ultimate end, and end up living a fulfilled life. Many of them made the decision to keep pushing even when times were tough. I truly do believe that everyone has a shot. Don’t ever give up on your dreams just to please some other person.
For those of you reading this over your morning coffee, procrastinating, craving a change & to get out of the rat race – my advice to you is JUST DO IT! Life is short so if you’re not passionate and fulfilled in your current circumstances, change them.
If you consider yourself an entrepreneur but find yourself stuck in a job you don’t love, I’d advise you to first have a plan, then start working toward your goal immediately and in parallel with your job till you are ready to quit and pursue your goal fully.
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